At CES 2016, Huawei announced excellent financial results and a rapid growth year on year. Its sales exceeded $ 20 billion in 2015, an increase of over 70% compared to 2014 and about 108 million smartphones distributed in the year (+ 44% compared compared to 2014). In practice, Huawei has become the largest Chinese manufacturer in the industry, has consolidated its position as market leader and significantly reduced the gap with competitors. Since last March, also, Huawei maintained its leadership in the Chinese market thanks to the launch of two high-end smartphones such as P8 and Mate S. In Western Europe, however, the market share of the high-end smartphones (400-500 euro ) it has increased significantly and the company has confirmed the top 3 manufacturers in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and several other countries.
In short, everything is booming for Huawei, but it seems not enough for her: the Chinese newspaper Yicai back on the possibility that the company has decided to make its entry into the PC market. Soon, very soon. According to Asian sources, Huawei will launch at MWC 2016 its first notebook or hybrid (hard to say at the time), called MateBook. The rumor was already circulated at the end of 2015, following the registration of the mark, but since then there have been no further news and the idea of a laptop Huawei has been forgotten. Yet the launch now seems imminent.
Huawei has never officially confirmed the existence of MateBook, but the view hi-tech and the aims of expanding Chinese company could justify the launch. Considering the brand, apparterà the high end of the market, but prices are always competitive. Its data sheet is currently not known, but according to reports from the source, between partners check the name of Intel: MateBook then will a notebook with Intel CPU and Windows 10, a traditional platform for the PC world, but new for Huawei that has always based its success on the combination of ARM-Android.
We look forward then the start of MWC 2016, which this year will start on February 22, anticipandovi however, which – although announced – the MateBook will be available on the market April 1, 2016.